I'm not your average filmgoer. I'm also studying film, in hopes to someday work in the industry. So I look at movies very differently.
They're not just escapist entertainment for me, or something to do "on a hot summer's day." To me film is an art form, so I also judge a film by the craft that's put up on screen.
Sure, I have my preferences, but you'll never find me click on the "not interested" button on here.
I like the craft enough not to dismiss it. So here's to movies and the magic they can create. Hope you're as open-minded to the art as I am.
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People forget that The Giver came way before Hunger Games and Divergent, and in many ways, those novels owe much to this beloved Lois Lowry classic. Unfortunately, this adaptation comes a little too late, feeling as if its banking on the franchises it so wonderfully inspired.
Despite some humor here and there, the whole thing is a mess, with shoddy visual effects and a miscast Megan Fox. It's too bad because the turtles will always be fascinating, but if you're gonna do a reboot with this much potential in your arsenal, then go all out. So many missed opportunities.
Overall, I enjoyed it because the film's cultural plot points felt poignant and a hit a chord with me. Yet as a whole, it borders on shmaltz and feels a little too tidy dramatically. With Oprah and Spielberg at the producing end, should we expect something a little more challenging or is this exactly what we should get from this interesting duo?